Featured GR SUPRA GT4 Concept Revealed! [Updated with Geneva Show photos]

Discussion in 'General Supra Topics' started by Bryster, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. DesmoSD

    DesmoSD Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1993.5 Supra TT, 997.1 911 Carrera S, 1199 Panigale S
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    San Diego
    Posts:
    690
    Liked:
    1,225
    Yep, now they are open but I wonder why the one on the lower passenger front isn't.

    xm2apqdoedh0o4tol144.jpg
    b3adgzf0yico7rxaszq1.jpg
    gljuvi07g3ji4ijeo6wm.jpg
     
    2JZ-No-Sh*t likes this.
  2. dgh

    dgh Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Darren
    Car(s):
    1993 RX7; 2011 Toyota RAV 4
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2018
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts:
    164
    Liked:
    311
    I thought the same thing - although, nothing is said about functional vents in the video........weird.
     
  3. Guff

    Guff Moderator
    Moderator

    Car(s):
    FR-S, BRZ, Supra, Mini Cooper
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Location:
    USA
    Posts:
    1,336
    Liked:
    6,170
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    Front bumper vents definitely appear to be open now, but I really can't tell with any of the other ones. Will require closeups for sure. I am still a bit on the skeptical side about the side vent lol. The front fender/hood vent is definitely an easy one though, and should be reasonably functional for heat extraction judging from the design.

    Btw, little factoid (idk if I mentioned this before) but the fake fender vent on the FRS/BRZ was designed with this exact same idea in mind. When opened up it actually is an aerodynamically functional vent and actually does an okay job at heat extraction. I believe Velox/Verus ran some flow tests on it and found it to be effective. My BRZ has the vent opened up and it's great (although completely unnecessary on a non-boosted car), but I can absolutely see why you wouldn't want it on a production car. Water gets into the engine bay relatively easily, which while it isn't an issue, it makes it dirty af, which is annoying.
     
    supraboi, Supra93, A70TTR and 9 others like this.
  4. MA617M

    MA617M Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    lots
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2017
    Location:
    Australia
    Posts:
    1,585
    Liked:
    4,040
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    just another form of suspension tuning.

    a wider rear tyre is chosen by manufacturers to tune a chassis towards understeer a little more than neutral/oversteer. it's generally safer in a high powered RWD car.

    A square setup is far more neutral
     
    supraboi, A70TTR, 2JZ-No-Sh*t and 3 others like this.
  5. dgh

    dgh Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Darren
    Car(s):
    1993 RX7; 2011 Toyota RAV 4
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2018
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts:
    164
    Liked:
    311
    Aren't these pictures from the stock GR Supra? I saw pics of a stock GR Supra showing the same thing, so the car does have brake cooling ducts, the front vent is just part of the lower front opening, rather than the teardrop vents below the headlights.
     
    DesmoSD likes this.
  6. DesmoSD

    DesmoSD Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1993.5 Supra TT, 997.1 911 Carrera S, 1199 Panigale S
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    San Diego
    Posts:
    690
    Liked:
    1,225
    Yes, that was from the stock version which is also covered on this GT4 concept. We know there is a duct in the production version so I wonder why the GT4 still has the rectangular cover. I thought it would have an inlet and piping. Or maybe the plate is a diffuser to channel the air to the L shaped vent below

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mike Myers

    Mike Myers Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    MB E350e, MB V250, (no longer: BMW 430D xDrive)
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2018
    Location:
    Germany
    Posts:
    322
    Liked:
    611
    Do you have some more pics from Geneva? I mean what more Supras are there? Not only the GT4-Concept. I saw a red one on one pic. THX
     
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Kirk
    Car(s):
    ?
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2017
    Location:
    US
    Posts:
    866
    Liked:
    1,637
  9. Modal170

    Modal170 Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    86
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Location:
    NJ
    Posts:
    1,051
    Liked:
    1,678
    Huh, it's almost like the Chief Engineer wasn't bsing when he said the vents are fully functional, if one is ready to modify it.

    :rolleyes:
     
    A70TTR, mas921, 2JZ-No-Sh*t and 5 others like this.
  10. justbake

    justbake Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Justin
    Car(s):
    F10 535i, E30 325e
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Location:
    Indy
    Posts:
    854
    Liked:
    1,612
    I don't know why people thought he was BSing, a hole is a hole. Those blocked off vents means you dont have to cut a hole in the beauty side of your hood/door, design a vent for the hole, and repaint over factory paint to be functional, not that they would be pre-plumbed with only a $3 piece of plastic preventing functionality lol
     
  11. DesmoSD

    DesmoSD Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1993.5 Supra TT, 997.1 911 Carrera S, 1199 Panigale S
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    San Diego
    Posts:
    690
    Liked:
    1,225
    That's because the automotive industry has been faking the funk for too long, esp Toyota.

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/14-best-fake-outs/
     
    2JZ-No-Sh*t and Vaevictum like this.
  12. nigaskiga

    nigaskiga Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    Accord
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2019
    Location:
    California
    Posts:
    50
    Liked:
    58
    Probably because that's where sensors are on the production car. I guess there is no "duct" where that is
     
    supraboi, 2JZ-No-Sh*t and DesmoSD like this.
  13. DesmoSD

    DesmoSD Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1993.5 Supra TT, 997.1 911 Carrera S, 1199 Panigale S
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    San Diego
    Posts:
    690
    Liked:
    1,225
    Which sensors are you referring to? Ambient temp? The parking sensors are on the vertical plane section of the grille.

    It's not symmetrical to the driver's side which has the tow hook cover so I'm wondering what's that blank section that's inside the rectangular piece on the passenger side.
     
  14. kona61

    kona61 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    J
    Car(s):
    5G 4Runner, Mk7 Golf, AZW Supra
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2018
    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Posts:
    673
    Liked:
    1,017
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    It's for the active safety stuff. I would assume there is a radar behind there in the production car.
     
  15. kona61

    kona61 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    J
    Car(s):
    5G 4Runner, Mk7 Golf, AZW Supra
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2018
    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Posts:
    673
    Liked:
    1,017
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    I just looked some more at the pictures. It would seem that 18x11 fronts are not pushing the limits. The fitment is still recessed into the fender quite a bit.
     

Share This Page

Loading...